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New kids social network Viddiverse goes live

New kids social network Viddiverse goes live | Smart Media | Scoop.it
New York-based Viddiverse, a brand new COPPA-compliant social network targeting tweens, officially premieres today featuring a raft of video from kids content partners including Nelvana Enterprises and Zodiak Kids.
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Will Viddiverse pick up where Everloop seems to have dropped off for tweens in the COPPA-compliant social space?

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Revamped Discovery Kids brand finds home in the boys aisle

Revamped Discovery Kids brand finds home in the boys aisle | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Discovery's Robert Marick explains how an expanded roster of licensees - including Mattel - will mark the first wave of products for the refreshed DK brand.
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Not clear why this 'real world' offerings need be limited to the "boys' aisle..." 

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How Google Is Reimagining Books

How Google Is Reimagining Books | Smart Media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 8, 2:43 PM


Meg Miller:  "Editions At Play sees designers and authors working simultaneously to build a new type of e-book from the ground up."

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Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status."

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." | Smart Media | Scoop.it

"Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson


Sketchnote by @sylviaduckworth


Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity



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Eduard Lorda's curator insight, January 28, 4:08 AM

#novaeducacio

Christi Krug's curator insight, January 30, 2:02 PM

Yes! Create for life.

delta14's curator insight, February 3, 10:48 AM

La creatividad es un componente esencial en el proceso de aprendizaje y logro de las competencias exigidas en el siglo XXI. La infografía de Gust MEES presenta 12 beneficios de la creatividad.

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Toys are getting smarter -- and that means pricey

Toys are getting smarter -- and that means pricey | Smart Media | Scoop.it
With embedded electronics and often combined with apps, sophisticated gizmos for child's play can cost hundreds of dollars
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So-called 'smart toys' continue to amp up the digital / real world crossover play space.

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Understanding Your Students: A Glimpse into the Media Habits of Tweens and Teens

Understanding Your Students: A Glimpse into the Media Habits of Tweens and Teens | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Common Sense's new study quantifies screen use, identifies unique types of users, and uncovers patterns that could spark improvements in content, access, and learning.
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Storytelling app a hit; launches a new chapter in transmedia

Storytelling app a hit; launches a new chapter in transmedia | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Paul Pattison and Luke Minaker knew they were onto something when they got an email from the mother of a nine-year-old who read the first instalment of their interactive story, Weirdwood Manor. "She wrote that she couldn't get her son to pick up a book," said Pattison, technical director of All Play No Work, producer…
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Boomerang snaps up Peanuts for the US

Boomerang snaps up Peanuts for the US | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the beloved Peanuts gang are headed to US television screens, thanks to a deal between francetv distribution and Turner's 24-hour all-animation network Boomerang for the popular new Peanuts shorts series.
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As an old timer I can't help but wish they were re-releasing the originals too...

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The Tech Elite’s Quest to Reinvent School in Its Own Image

The Tech Elite’s Quest to Reinvent School in Its Own Image | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The guy behind an online learning juggernaut has started a new school in Silicon Valley. Salman Khan is trying to reinvent the classroom. Again.
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“It’s an engineering mentality,” Khan says. “You start with a solid baseline, but then you’re always willing to observe, measure, and iterate, and through those improvements you come up with something amazing. It worked for the car industry, computers, software. Can we do that with the school?”

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Excellent visual reference to traditional, blended learning styles as well as newer digital age approaches

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Richard Samson's curator insight, November 8, 2015 8:48 AM

Like Moodle!

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:51 PM

Good, clear infographic comparing different learning theories alongside connectivism. Interesting to consider, whether you appreciate the theory or not. 

Ana Seb+'s curator insight, November 9, 2015 6:04 PM

¿Epoca de conectivismo?

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Top 1,000: Amazon predicts the hottest toys of the holidays

Top 1,000: Amazon predicts the hottest toys of the holidays | Smart Media | Scoop.it
In line with predictions recently revealed by Toys 'R' Us, online retail powerhouse Amazon boils down this year's top trends to STEM, dinosaurs, Star Wars gear and retro toys, and the company has turned to its experts - and data - to curate a list of more than a thousand toys.
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If Amazon is right, it's gonna be a Star Wars, STEM, and retro kind of holiday season.

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With Playmation launch, Disney evolves the notion of gaming

With Playmation launch, Disney evolves the notion of gaming | Smart Media | Scoop.it
With its official launch this past weekend, Disney's Playmation sets out to redefine a toys-to-life category that's now worth US$4 billion at American retail. Disney Consumer Products & Interactive Media's VP of strategy and business development lays out Playmation's game plan.
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“Playmation combines the latest technology and storytelling from across The Walt Disney Company to inspire kids to play the way we did growing up—to run around and use their imaginations.”


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Kindergarten: While American Kids Read, Their Finnish Peers Play

Kindergarten: While American Kids Read, Their Finnish Peers Play | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.
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"No time for play in kindergarten anymore" - How do we import some of that Finnish water??

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New Ways to Teach Young Children to Code

New Ways to Teach Young Children to Code | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Many parents want their children to learn to code. Tech leaders and educators are pushing schools to add more computer-science classes, and families often see programming as an essential skill for the future.

But unlike reading to your children or teaching them to count, preparing children to code can feel daunting and unnatural. Many parents think they can’t help because they don’t know math or programming themselves.

Increasingly, though, parents who have never written a line of code are finding ways to teach their children basic programming skills. Some tap websites, gaming apps or online puzzles using visual programming languages designed for children. Others focus on teaching the kind of thinking that coding requires. For instance, even young children can learn how to break tasks into steps and perform them in order—a programming concept called sequencing—or to repeat a series of steps until a task is complete, a concept called loops.

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Perhaps inevitable that games-based learning would come to this?

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Sam's comment, February 10, 8:18 AM
@GUST Always been a pleasure to share content curated or shared by you.
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 11, 8:58 AM

A new era for this generation... 

Janine Roy's curator insight, Today, 11:49 AM

Interesting article on coding with young children.  @sunshinemary  #sd61learn

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How digital publishing is changing the face of storytelling

How digital publishing is changing the face of storytelling | Smart Media | Scoop.it

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YES: "It isn’t romanticised print-book-in-hand ideologies that concern us as we plunge into narratives, it’s the voice of a storyteller."

 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 6, 2:51 PM


Charlotte Sabin:  "We’re entering a new world of storytelling, in which digital exists as an experience; a visceral exploration of a story outside of a print book."

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It's not just your kids: Millennials really are second-screen addicts

It's not just your kids: Millennials really are second-screen addicts | Smart Media | Scoop.it
A new CTA study finds that viewers, especially those under 34 years, are distracted by digital devices while watching another screen.
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Short story vending machines press French commuters' buttons

Short story vending machines press French commuters' buttons | Smart Media | Scoop.it

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Brilliant!

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 15, 2015 4:52 AM


The Guardian:  "A publisher is doing brisk business dispensing free fiction from machines in Grenoble, to help readers make the most of ‘dead time’ on their journeys" ,,,

Sushma Sharma's curator insight, November 15, 2015 9:30 PM

Wow what an interesting idea 

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Ubiquitous mobile + paper = News outlets left & right are embracing virtual reality technology #vr

Ubiquitous mobile + paper = News outlets left & right are embracing virtual reality technology #vr | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.

Via Gary Hayes
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My kids were enthralled by the NYT version last weekend - although one got motion sickness! ;)

 

Interested to see where this mainstream trend takes us with VR. 

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Gary Hayes's curator insight, November 10, 2015 8:04 AM

Quote "VR is an emerging technology, and figuring out the best use of it in journalism has been a work in progress. Last month, CNNbroadcast the Democratic debate in virtual reality, but many of those lucky enough to try it out with their Samsung Gear VR headsets found the experience physically uncomfortable and more than a little boring."

proofshying's curator insight, November 11, 2015 2:38 AM

great

GEMA PEREZ CARRILLO's curator insight, November 11, 2015 6:53 AM

añada su visión ...

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The Shapes of Stories

The Shapes of Stories | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Kurt Vonnegut gained notoriety and acclaim for his novels -- like Breakfast of Champions, “a slippery, lucid, bleakly humorous jaunt through (sick? inhumane?) America circa 1973,” with Vonnegut acting as our Virgil-like companion, Cat's Cradle, a satirical commentary on modern man and his madness,” and Slaughterhouse-Five, “one of the world's great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know.


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Dominique Taste's curator insight, November 6, 2015 12:45 PM

Kurt Vonnegut, auteur à succès de nouvelles, propose une théorie visuelle des schémas narratifs. Ainsi les hauts et les bas d'une histoire  en constituent une structure visuelle, à partir duquel il crée une typologie. L'infographie présente 8 de ces formes, associées à des livres ou des films représentatifs.

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Lecture Me. Really.

Lecture Me. Really. | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The vogue for active learning blinds us to the value of ancient teaching methods.
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Wonderful defense of the much-vilified lecture format. While I'm all for active learning, nothing beats a master lecturer standing before their class, weaving an enthralling story from facts and theory! 

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Millennial parents show leniency when it comes to kids’ tech use

Millennial parents show leniency when it comes to kids’ tech use | Smart Media | Scoop.it
40% of older children (ages nine and up) are given unlimited access to the internet without any monitoring whatsoever
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Perhaps these findings won;'t surprise anyone who's been in public around famiiies lately, but the amount of apparently unmonitored access given to 9+ kids is truly disturbing.

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The Art of Great Storytelling

The Art of Great Storytelling | Smart Media | Scoop.it
You hear someone mutter the word storytelling in a meeting and it's likely to trigger a wave of such overwhelming nausea that the only means of making it to the end is to continuously punch yourself in the face with...

Via José Carlos
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Notable mainly for its links to some classic how-tos on the subject.

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The first great works of digital literature are already being written

The first great works of digital literature are already being written | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Video games could be the greatest storytelling medium of our age – if only the worlds of art and technology would stop arguing and take notice
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Critical reading for both the tech and literary camps.

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The Hidden Depths of Sandra Boynton’s Board Books - The New Yorker

The Hidden Depths of Sandra Boynton’s Board Books - The New Yorker | Smart Media | Scoop.it
There is more to the hippos and cows and chickens and dogs and mice than meets the eye.
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"Art becomes great when its potential meanings multiply, breaking free of obvious uses and even creators’ intentions. On the millionth reading, great children’s books can still offer us something new. They become old friends bearing new secrets."

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